Lending and planning policies have split San Antonio residents into haves and haves for decades, according to a large feature published recently by the Rivard Report.
"While homeownership is a proven way to build wealth and economic opportunity, low-income families have been sectioned off through lending practices such as redlining and city planning rules," writes Iris Dimmick. "Consequently, they have been kept away from wealthier neighborhoods with better schools, infrastructure, food options, and health care systems."
"While house prices and rents have increased throughout the San Antonio area, incomes haven’t kept pace, giving those living in poverty fewer housing options."
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